How can I recover the password for root in FreeBSD 4.4

Simon Barner barner at
Wed Jun 4 02:03:36 PDT 2003


> I changed yesterday the password for root on my server because I found it too simple. Unfortunately I didn't write it and now I just can't remind it. I still have access to an account belonging to the wheel group. Is there any means to recover or to set a new password for root?
> I would appreciate any help on this.
> many thanks,

If you have access to the console, this should do the trick:

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